Hello everyone! There’s been so much going on in our little neck of the woods. Our garden is coming along nicely. I really don’t need an excuse to get out in garden, sure it can be hard work but I find it relaxing too.
You want to know something? I really hate wearing gloves, and so when weeding you usally won’t find me wearing them. I can always wash the dirt out of my nails afterwards, right? My nails grow fast, are strong, and fairly long. I know not the ideal combination for a garden lover, but there yah go.
Although I haven’t had too much time for writing here at Celebrate Life, I still manage to tweet on Twitter and have met some fabulous folks in the process. If you have a twitter account you can follow me at @Nyomomma. For the most part, I’m finding them more chatty than my gaming tweet folks.
I’ve been also focusing on another project. It’s not ‘new’ since I’ve always had a love for this activity since I was around six years old, but it looks like I’ll be moving forward with it early next year.
Allow me to ramble a bit, ok? I’ve always been fascinated with bees. All types, but my favorite has been honey bees. I’ve always been impressed with these industrious little creatures, and have read numerous articles/books about them as a child.
As I became older, my fascination with them grew. I noticed a huge decline in bee population an decided to read up on the subject. I knew I wasn’t imaging things when I immediately pulled up articles about this very topic on the world wide web. Colony Collapse Disorder is something that seems to have affected bees on a world-wide scale. Unbelievable!
Naturally, when I started reading about Colony Collapse Disorder I was concerned. A 1/3 of the crops that humans eat are dependent on Bees. Some experts speculate that if honey bees continue to die off human survival won’t last too much longer.
I’ve always wanted to invite bees in our little world. I imagine some might think that’s strange since I’m Vegan. I don’t want them for their honey. I’m not bothered by those who responsibly gather honey either. Over the years, I’ve met a few local beekeepers that were amazing, and really took care of their little bees. Anyway, I do believe the bees I invite on our property will benefit from the land and crops we do have here, and it will be nice to see more bees around the place. More important, I want to do my part to help out with the declining bee population.
About six years ago, I had planned on getting bees. Just like anything I’m interested in, I did a lot of research; I had read numerous articles/books about beekeeping but I held off getting them. One of the main reasons was my daughter. She was a little over one year old. Although she’s never been out of my sight, part of me was still paranoid about her somehow getting past mommy and opening that buzzing box near the woods (yeah as if that would happen!)
I rejoined the Beemaster’s forum, I couldn’t remember the user name I had when first joined about three or four years ago, and I came up with another one. I’ve always enjoyed that site since it is a wealth of information and the owner, and the Beemaster community has always made it a wonderful place to hang out and increase my knowledge about bees. I’m looking forward to learning more about them.
I’m currently working on an article about bees, I imagine I’ll be finished early next week and will publish it here on Not Your Ordinary Momma.
I won’t be getting bees this year, but in Spring 2011, we’ll most likely be welcoming a few hives onto our property.
Colony Collapse Disorder